A terror suspect on the list of the most wanted released by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) claims he is innocent.
Robert Gathogo Ngunjiri alias Abdurahman Hija Mnubi aged 27 years who lives in Baraka estate Kamakwa location in Nyeri was arrested Thursday.
The incident happened hours after the DCI released his name and photo describing him as “armed and dangerous”.
In a statement Wednesday, the DCI appealed to members of the public to volunteer information that may lead to the arrest of the eight suspects who have been linked to the Al-Shaabab terror network.
Ngunjiri aka Mnubi who hails from Nyeri county was part of a criminal gang that used to terrorise Nyeri residents before he escaped to Somalia where he joined Alshabaab in 2016 after undergoing training and fighting.
According to police reports, he was reportedly dispatched back to Kenya to carry out attacks.
The suspect who is in police custody pending further investigations said he was imprisoned at King’ong’o maximum prison in Nyeri over a robbery with violence case.
He was sentenced to death but the court overturned his conviction and was released in January 2019 following a successful appeal.
The DCI boss Wednesday urged members of the public to provide any information that may lead to the arrest of the terror suspects.
George Kinoti warned the suspects who are highly trained, armed and dangerous have been dispatched to the country to commit acts of terror.
The eight include Mohamed Ali Hussein, Ahmed Ali Mohamed, Abdurahman Hija aka Mnubi, Erick Njoroge Wachira aka Mohamed Njoroge aka Moha, Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir aka Ikrima, Peter Guchungu Njoroge aka Mustafa, Mohamud Abdi Aden alias Mohamed Yare alias Ibrahim alias Mohamed Hassan alias Mohamud Abdirahman and Kassim Musa Mwarusi aka Abu Miki.
Some of the suspects were allegedly involved in the planning of Dusit attack of 2019 and 2010 Kampala bombings.